Certified Physician Assistants or PA-Cs

We are so fortunate at Advanced Surgical Associates to have the addition of physician assistants (PAs). We have 2 PA teams – one works routinely with our amazing Trauma Surgeons and our second works with our amazing general surgeons and surgical specialists. PA’s provide an extra pair of hands during surgery and connect with patients in many ways […]


Honduras Medical Mission Trip

Dr. Kevin Masur is doing it again! He is planning to take another medical team to Honduras in March 2019. Dr. Masur works with an organization, Health Caring Services and he leads a medical team to care for surgical patients at Hospital Centro Socorro De Lo Alto in Sula, Santa Barbara, Honduras. A team of […]


January is Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a gland that covers the windpipe from three sides. One of its jobs is to help the body create and control hormones adrenaline and dopamine. These chemical substances help control certain cells and organs. They are also active in physical and emotional responses […]


Welcome Dr. Daveshni Kumar

We are excited to introduce you to our newest general surgeon, Daveshni Kumar, MD. Dr. Kumar was born and raised in the Fiji Islands before moving to Elk Grove, California. She attended the University of California, Davis where she obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Neurology, Physiology and Behavior along with […]



May is Melanoma Awareness Month…Do You Know the ABCDE’s of Melanoma

Please be aware of the ABCDE’s of Melanoma: A=Asymmetry-Is one half different than the other half B=Border-Is the border poorly defined or irregular C=Color-Is the color varied from one area to another, shades of tan, brown and black but also sometimes white, red or blue D=Diameter-Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm when diagnosed but can be […]


Happy International Women’s Day

The first international Women’s day was celebrated back in the 1908 when a group of 15,000 women marched on the streets of New York, demanding their rights. Since then every year on March 8th the world joins together to support, inspire and motivate women across all fields of work.


Colon Cancer Awareness….Have You Been Screened

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age […]


Teamwork In and Out of the Office

Our ASA Spartan team! Advanced Surgical Associates focuses on building a team that is kind, hard working, supportive and trusting.  Our doctors and staff build a strong team for you to rely on. “When ‘i’ is replaced with ‘we’ even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’ “